Cyprus says migrant burden too much

Cyprus and three other EU Mediterranean ‘frontline states’ issued a joint statement on a dispute over a deal for Europe to jointly help asylum-seekers. Over the weekend, Italy, Greece, Malta and Cyprus

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Cyprus to deport troublemakers at migrant camp

The government intends to proceed with the immediate deportation of those who took part in violent clashes at the Pournara Reception Center, Interior Minister Nicos Nouris said. He visited the migrant centre

Cyprus to focus on asylum abusers

Cyprus believes there is an abuse of the EU asylum system and that some applicants falsely claim they are at risk from countries such as Syria, said Interior Minister Nicos Nouris. In

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Nicosia seeks UN help to stop migrants from north

Interior Minister Nicos Nouris asked for the help of Cyprus peacekeepers (UNFICYP) to tackle a steep increase in illegal migration flows from the Turkish-occupied north through the UN-controlled buffer zone. During his

Cyprus saves nearly 500 migrants at sea

In two separate operations, 477 migrants that departed from Lebanon were rescued off the coast of Cyprus in 24 hours, the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) said. In one operation, it responded

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